Educational Programs

We do not accept unsolicited grant requests for educational programs.

Capitol Hill Briefings 
The Foundation supports a grant to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for a series of luncheon briefings designed to educate Congressional members and their staffs about topical issues in neuroscience. The sessions are open to the public. 

Watch videos of the briefings on our YouTube channel. 

The Charles A. Dana Center 
The Foundation has supported advances in education throughout its history. Its continuing interest in fostering innovations in K-12 education is maintained solely through grant support for the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas in Austin. 

Neuroscience and the Law (US)
Since 2007, the Dana Foundation has supported a grant to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to hold seminars for state and federal judges on emerging issues in neuroscience. The seminars are designed to provide judges with a better understanding of the role that advances in neuroscience may play in making legal determinations. 

Since its inception, the series has gained a national prominence, with waiting lists of judges wanting to attend. In 2009, the American Bar Association’s Judicial Education Award was given to AAAS for the series. It was the first time the award was offered to a non-judicial group.

Neuroscience and the Law (UK)
The Foundation supports a grant to the Royal Society to organize a series of seminars in association with the Judicial College of the UK, with the aim of bringing together scientists and members of the judiciary to discuss and debate key areas of common interest.